While the shot doesn’t mean you’re completely immune—with only 23 percent effectiveness—experts still suggest people get the shot.
Although concerns are mounting across the nation of Ebola exposure, doctors fear the focus could be diverting attention from another potential threat: the flu.
Parents should be prepared for a new virus that is infecting the Midwest and looking to sweep the nation.
The flu has claimed the life of its first victim in Plumas County. Health officials say the senior passed away last week after being hospitalized from influenza.
Clutching the urn of her daughter’s remains, Kathy Ruiz is understandably sad, but glad to be home after a long, tough journey.
The number of confirmed deaths in California due to the flu this season has jumped to 45, an increase of 38 over last week, according to a statement by the California Department of Public Health.
California health officials say seven people have died from the flu so far this season, and more people are ending up in the hospital than expected.
California health officials say flu activity is now widespread throughout the state, and one new death in people under 65 has been reported, bringing this season’s death toll to five people.
Health officials say California is seeing more cases of the flu, but the increase is not unexpected.
Tracking the flu near you – a new website let’s you pinpoint where the virus is active in your area.
The California Department of Public Health says flu activity is on the rise in the state.